Enhanced mechanical properties in organofluorosilica thin films

Mario Pagliaro, Giovanni Palmisano, Eric Le Bourhis, Rosaria Ciriminna, Laura M. Ilharco, Alexandra Fidalgo

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Fluorinated hybrid organic-inorganic silicates (ORMOSIL) thin films display exceptional mechanical properties in terms of both hardness and elastic modulus that can be finely tuned by varying the angular velocity of the spin coating process. Hence, as traditional alkyl-modified silica xerogels generally show poor mechanical behavior, these materials offer a solution to a major limitation to applicability of ORMOSIL-based films.

Original languageBritish English
Article number964046
JournalJournal of Nanomaterials
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2008


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